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Fire crews fight large grass blaze on Isle of Mull

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  • April 8, 2013
Dozens of firefighters have been deployed to tackle a two-mile grass fire on the Isle of Mull. The blaze was reported over a wide area of grass and heathland at Glenforsa Estate just before 13:00. About 25 crew members and five appliances were sent i...

Copthorne house fire: Second body found

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  • April 8, 2013
A second body has been found at the scene of a house fire which killed an elderly woman in Copthorne. Sussex Police said the body, believed to be a 52-year-old man who lived at the property, was found on Sunday. Investigators had been at the scene in...

114 Derry gorse fires over Easter

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  • April 8, 2013
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has dealt with more than one hundred gorse fires in the Londonderry area in the last week. According to new figures released by the NIFRS, there were 229 gorse fires in the Western Trust area betwe...

Arsonists blamed for grass fires in west Cumbria

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  • April 8, 2013
Firefighters in Cumbria dealt with more than 30 deliberate grass and rubbish fires over the weekend. Almost all the incidents were in the west of the county and followed more than 20 arsons the previous week. The worst affected areas were Frizington,...

Windermere boat family suffer suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

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  • April 8, 2013
A family has been taken to hospital after becoming ill from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from on board a boat on Windermere. The woman and her two children were taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary on Saturday night after becoming unwell on ...

Firefighters tackle major blaze at Turriff farm

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  • April 8, 2013
More than 40 firefighters have tackled a major blaze near Turriff in Aberdeenshire. The alarm was raised about 18:30 on Sunday after the fire was discovered in a range of farm buildings at Fortrie. Officers from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service u...

Man dies in bungalow fire in Bispham, Blackpool

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  • April 8, 2013
A man has died in a fire at a house in Blackpool. The blaze broke out at a bungalow on Glenfield Avenue, Bispham at about 14:20 BST on Sunday. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said when it arrived the fire had "self-extinguished" but a perso...

Hundreds of grass fires tackled in Greater Manchester

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  • April 8, 2013
Fire crews in Greater Manchester were called to deal with hundreds of grass or rubbish fires overnight. The control room took about 400 calls from midnight on Saturday to midnight on Sunday, making it the busiest 24 hours since Bonfire Night. Greater...

Parkgate marsh fire destroys birds' habitat

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  • April 8, 2013
A fire which broke out on marshland in Cheshire has destroyed the the habitat of many nesting birds and local wildlife, the RSPB has said. The blaze broke out near The Anchorage in Parkgate, near Neston, on Sunday afternoon and spread across a large ...

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